Dustin Johnson The Early Favorite As Sportsbooks Prep For US Open

Posted on September 16, 2020 - Last Updated on March 20, 2024

September’s second US Open starts this week.

The tennis US Open was last week, but now it’s golf’s time to shine.

Golf’s US Open will take place from Sept. 17 to Sept. 20 at Winged Foot Golf Club in Mamaroneck, New York.

2020 US Open odds

Gary Woodland came out on top of the tournament last year, and he’ll be making a run at doing the same thing this time around.

However, Woodland is a distant +8,500 underdog this year, so bettors beware.

Most of Indiana’s online betting apps are taking action on the tournament’s winner. Here’s a look at the odds for the US Open favorites:

Dustin JohnsonJon RahmJustin ThomasXander SchauffeleCollin Morikawa

DraftKings American Made

There aren’t a ton of promotions out there right now for the US Open, but DraftKings has one of them.

Once again, the sportsbook is running its “American Made” promotion for golf bettors in Indiana.

The deal is an odds boost for those betting on the tournament winner.

If you opt-in to the promo you can double your winnings for the US Open up to $50.

However, as the name suggests, you have to bet on an American to win the tournament if you want to use the boost.

The promotion is running up until the start of the tournament, so head over to DraftKings if you’re looking to get in on the action.

FanDuel Birdie Bonus

One of the other US Open promotions on the board right now comes from FanDuel.

Similar to the American Made promo, FanDuel’s “Birdie Bonus” will also have you pick who you think will win the tournament.

To qualify for the deal, you’ll have to place a bet of $25 or more on your pick.

The twist is the extra money up for grabs.

You’ll win an extra $2 for every birdie that the golfer you picked shoots throughout the US Open.

With four rounds of 18 holes in the tournament, there are tons of opportunities for the birdies to stack up.

You’ll have to sign up for FanDuel first to take advantage of the promotion.

Once your account is good to go, just opt-in to the promo under FanDuel’s “promotions” section.

PointsBet’s Make It Rain

PointsBet has the third and final promotion that’s out there right now for the US Open.

The sportsbook’s “Make It Rain” promotion is pretty similar to FanDuel’s Birdie Bonus.

To take advantage of the Make It Rain deal, you’ll have to place a bet of $25 or more on any player to win the tournament.

Once you do, you win an extra $3 for every birdie your golfer shoots. You’ll also win an extra $5 for every eagle your golfer has.

However, unlike Birdie Bonus, the extra winnings aren’t available for the entire tournament. If you opt-in to the promo, you’ll be hoping for lots of birdies and eagles in the first two rounds.

BetMGM US Open nationality props

It might not have any promotions out there for the US Open, but BetMGM still has a huge selection of prop bets available.

BetMGM will let you bet on the nationality of the winning golfer.

Right now, you can bet on an American to win the US Open at -143, or an Englishman at +800.

That type of prop is available at most sportsbooks, but BetMGM takes it a step further by pairing golfers with different nationalities together.

For example, you can bet on Thomas Pieters to be the top Belgian golfer and Martin Kaymer to be the top German.

The two are bundled together at +150 odds, and both would have to be the best golfer from their respective countries for your bet to hit.

That type of bundled prop is out there for every nationality from South African to Canadian. There’s plenty of options to pick from.

Of course, more traditional prop betting options are also available for the US Open. Check in with your favorite sportsbook for the full list of betting options.

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Jake Garza is a US Gambling Industry Analyst for Catena Media. He specializes in Midwest sports betting and casino content. Prior to covering the legal gambling industry, he spent time as a professional sports writer, reporting on teams such as the Cincinnati Bengals, Indianapolis Colts and Indiana Pacers. Garza is currently working as a Managing Editor for PlayIndiana and PlayOhio, with previous stops at other well-known brands such as PlayIllinois and PlayMichigan. He has been covering the gambling industry since 2019, and currently works with a team of other journalists to provide comprehensive coverage of the legal U.S. gambling industry.

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